Re:Verse passage – Job 38:1-7; 40:6-9 (day two)
When the morning stars sang together
And all the sons of God shouted for joy? 38:7
Figurative language or literal account of creation? Wherever you land on this question the image created by God when speaking of the earth’s origin are wonderfully descriptive. The first few verses of chapter 38 use terms like laying foundations, marking dimensions, and measuring. There is a real sense of the Lord rolling up his sleeves and working hard at creation. The verse seven provides for creation’s soundtrack. Stars singing and the heavenly host cheering on the process. This account has fascinated me for years. Mostly because it includes music as an essential element of God’s nature. But there is a beauty in the completeness of this picture. The images of a God who plans, values hard work, and loves art gives a holistic idea of how God operates. There is inherent worth in every aspect of creation, and in our own call. What followed this account and line of questioning was a very humbled Job. When we experience the Lord in his fullness we cannot help but be awed, and may it ever help us to recognize our journey in light of the greatness of God.